- Parks & Recreation
- Community Park
Community Park and Kids Castle Playground
Location:111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Hours: Sunrise to 11:00 PM
Fields: Park Fields Status
Park Map: Community Park Map
Hiking/Walking: Trail Loop: (0.5 mi.)
Contact: Parks & Recreation Department Ph: 724-779-4386
Concessions: During athletic events
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free, in designated areas
Wi-Fi: Free, during park hours, courtesy of Armstrong
Park Features: Rotary Amphitheater sponsored by Armstrong, Kids Castle Playground, Rotary Dog Park, 3 Picnic Shelters with grills and picnic tables (Jaycees Shelter, Lions Shelter, Rotary Shelter), Athletic Fields, 2 Sand Volleyball Courts, 5 lighted Baseball Fields, a lighted Football Field with bleacher seating, Basketball Court, 4 lighted Tennis Courts open to the public.
Dogs: Dogs are permitted on designated areas and trails in Community Park. They must be leashed at all times and are not permitted on sports fields or Kids Castle Playground.
Dogs are welcome to attend the Township’s Thursday Concerts in the Park and Family Movies in the Park events at the Rotary Amphitheater. However, dogs are NOT permitted in the park during the week of CTCC Community Days.
As they have done at North Boundary Park, the Township’s K9 Connection group will serve as Ambassadors to educate owners on rules. Waste stations and signage will be installed later this summer. The pilot program will be reviewed by Township staff to determine its success.
- Field permits are required to use the fields for organized play.
- Pets are welcome in the Rotary Dog Park (Community Park); along the Brush Creek Trail Extension (off Commonwealth Dr. in Thorn Hill Industrial Park) and along the 2 miles of trails at the Leashed Dog Area Rules at the North Boundary Park Disc Golf Nature Trail
- Alcohol permitted in the Park by Permit Only.
- Off-road vehicles are not permitted.
- Skateboarding is not permitted.
- Review the complete rules guiding the safe use of our Parks
- Parks and/or fields may be closed due to weather conditions.
Kids Castle Playground
Kids Castle playground, in Cranberry Township’s Community Park, creates a fantasy world of sights, sounds, and play equipment, specifically designed for children ages 2 through 12. Climbing, bouncing, rolling and swinging equipment appropriate for children of different ages, is arranged into three themed play areas.
The playground includes common areas, a small circular brick stage, terraced steps, walkways, open areas, trees and adjacent child-friendly restrooms.
Kids Castle’s landscaping features picnic tables, benches, and decorative pathways, all of which are fully handicap accessible and built to current standards of playground safety as well as expectations of creating a memorable time. Free parking for parents and guardians is available adjacent to the playground.
Kids Castle is a community-built playground that replaced a 22-year old wooden known as Playtime Palace. It was dedicated in late September 2013. Construction involved approximately 300 community volunteers, in addition to work by the Township's Public Works personnel and the project contractor.
In 2022, after nine years of heavy use, Kids Castle was given the royal treatment, and Cranberry CUP once again stepped up to help as the title sponsor for the project. Renovations refreshed the play area and made it safer for parents and children. New features, including a new playground apparatus, kid-size zipline, additional and new surface space, and a grand entranceway.
Learn more about the project and how to contribute by visiting https://www.yourctcc.org/castle.